It is the second straight year that a Mariners' infielder has gotten caught, as second baseman Robinson Cano received a similar suspension in 2018 as a member of Seattle. The Mariners released a statement on Tuesday after the news came out, stating that they are "disappointed" of this turn of events.
The 29-year-old is in his first season with Seattle after spending two years with the Baltimore Orioles. In 88 games this season, he has hit .247 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs. The former top overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 MLB Draft has 63 career home runs over six seasons. This suspension most likely puts an end to his season with Seattle, and possibly his time with them, as he only signed a one-year deal last winter.